Do Not Call lists and Telezapper products may stop telemarketers from calling your home or cell phone, but they don’t stop the telemarketers from calling your business lines. So, what are you to do when overwhelmed with these daily annoyances? You have probably said “No” to them but they still keep calling back and you wonder, “Was my ‘no’ not convincing enough?” Well, wonder no longer — Phonewire has the answer to put an end to those telemarketers’ calls once and for all. Here’s how:
1) Ask your phone vendor (for example, our talented people here at Phonewire) to come by your office and set up a “virtual voice mailbox” on your phone system. It is a voice mailbox that doesn’t have a particular office phone associated with it, but still has an extension number you can use to transfer callers to it. (We use extension 404 in our office — geeks will get that significance!)
2) Record a greeting in this new voice mailbox that advises, “Hi. I am the President of this company and I can give you a definitive ‘No!’. We are not interested in your products, services, or surveys. In fact, we have received so many of these calls that I’ve had my I.T. team create this mailbox and instruct all employees to transfer callers like you to it. So continued attempts to contact our company will always result in being transferred to this mailbox. Therefore, I ask courteously to be removed from your calling list. It is in your best interest to contact another number on your list instead of wasting valuable time with ours. Thank you and have a great day.”
3) Instruct all employees who may answer calls to transfer these kind of callers to this new voice mailbox extension number. Sit back and follow the plan — in about 2-3 months you won’t be receiving telemarketer calls ever again.